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CHECKLISTS & W ORKSHEETS Pr in t off th ese wor k sh eet to h el p you decide wh ich option s ar e th e best fit for you .

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CAREERRESEARCH

FINANCIAL AID& APPLICATIONTIPS

Discover in g wh at you r in ter ests ar e an d wh at car eer path you wou l d l ik e to pu r su e is a good fir st step to tak e. H er e ar e a few tips!

Un der stan din g fin an cial aid an d th e appl ication pr ocess wil l h el p you sel ect th e best option after h igh sch ool . Star t h er e today!

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WHOWILL BE@THECOLLEGEFAIRS? See pr ofil es of m an y In -State & Ou t-Of-State Col l eges & Un iver sities. Al so, m an y M il itar y Br an ch es an d Agen cies wil l be in atten dan ce as wel l . Pr eview fu l l , detail ed pr ofil es of each on l in e @ M on tan aCol l eges.com . See you at th e Col l ege Fair in Septem ber !

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ABOUT THIS BOOK The Guide to Higher Education is designed to help encourage students to research all the amazing options available after high school. In this book we outline a basic step-by-step process that can be a helpful tool to any student. However, we strongly encourage that students use this resource as a starting point. This guide will refer the reader to many other resources, websites, and organizations for help. We hope that you take that next step! Also, while using this book, a great complement is our website: w w w.M on t an aColleges.com

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CREDITS & THANKS A special thank you to our partners who help make this book possible: Montana's 25 Accredited Colleges and Universities, the Montana University System - Student Financial Services, GEAR UP, Reach Higher Montana, the Office of Pubic Instruction, and many more! The Guide to Higher Education is produced by the Montana Post Secondary Educational Opportunities Council (MPSEOC). MPSEOC is a non-profit organization representing the 25 accredited institutions of higher education across the state of Montana. MPSEOC exists to promote higher education to students, parents, and guidance counselors in Montana. One of the Council?s primary objectives is to sponsor activities that will provide assistance to students in their transition from high school to college. This Guide Book is designed to help reach this goal. Thank you to all who make this book possible!

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PREPARE FORTHE COLLEGEFAIR bringyour questions! We are celebrating 29 years of helping students connect

BEFORETHEFAIR

to so many amazing options after high school. Join us

? Visit: www.MontanaColleges.com!

for another year of Montana College Fairs!

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? Do make a list of the colleges you want to find out more about.

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See full profiles of many of the colleges attending this year ?s fairs.

HOWTOMAKE THEMOST OF YOUR COLLEGEFAIR

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College Fairs can be overwhelming? a lot of noise,

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checking out their brochures & websites. ?

? Check out the online Guide Book for further details and tips about your options after high school.

Do research the colleges you like by

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Do think of some good questions to ask.

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? Do map out a strategy for the fair (have some paper and a pen to take

This will help you prepare for the fair!

notes or bring a copy of the ?College

Discuss your college plans with your

Comparison Worksheet? in this

guidance counselor, family,

Guide Book.

teachers, and friends. ? Research your colleges of interest

people clustering around tables, filling out cards,

on the Internet, on our website, and

leafing through brochures, and competing for the

in your guidance counselor ?s office.

attention of admission representatives. It?s easy to

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get caught up in the crowds, fun, and confusion. It?s

help because they will often ask different questions than you would have thought of. ?

to register and print your bar code.

your eye or seems popular. When that happens, you

pays to be prepared before the college fair!

somewhere you had not thought

AT THEFAIR

about. ?

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? Pick up a bag and a fair directory at

To see a detailed schedule of all 18 Montana College

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Fairs in September, visit us online @ w w w.M on t an aColleges.com / sch edu le.pdf

you are interested in, follow up by filling out the information cards in the brochures or by starting to schedule

? Visit with colleges and universities which you feel meet your criteria.

college visits. ?

Col l egeFair Do?s ?

? Dress for success! Treat this college fair like a job interview. This is your first impression to the institution. It could

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weeding through them. For those that

? Scan your Bar Code at the fair entrance for a chance to win a $1000 Scholarship.

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make the difference in acceptance and scholarships.

? Do some follow-up. Look through your brochures and your notes and start

the entrance! Bring your Bar Code!

FINDADETAILEDSCHEDULE OF THEMONTANACOLLEGEFAIRS ONLINE

? Do leave some time for browsing. You may find that you are interested in

end up with a lot of pretty brochures, but not a good idea of which colleges you may be interested in. It

? Do team up. If you can bring your parents to the fair, they can be a big

? REGISTER ONLINE Before The Fair! Visit: www.MontanaColleges.com

also just as easy to stop at every booth that catches

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? Help keep Montana?s student reputation STRONG! Show respect, be polite, and enjoy yourself!


COLLEGEFAIRDON'TS ?

? Don?t waste your time today! Remember when you are interviewing the colleges for the right fit, they are also

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courteous and respectful to the representatives at

SCHOLARSHIPS scholarship for any institution you would like to

Use this time wisely to impress!

attend. You must register online before the fair,

ShowYour Col l egeSpirit and Support For MontanaStudents!

print the bar code, bring the bar code to the fair to

We are in our 8th year of celebrating September

represent Montana, your school, and

be scanned to be included in these scholarship

as ?College Spirit/Pride Month? in Montana! Here

yourself. These colleges will remember

opportunities. Register @

is your chance for your high school, community,

you, and it may mean an extra

www.MontanaColleges.com.

and beyond to celebrate and support your local

? Don?t be rude to the colleges! You

? Don?t go to the fair without a plan and will be at the fair.

students in their journey after high school. Wear

? Don?t collect every brochure available

Questions ToAsk At TheCol l egeFair

your college gear the same week as the student?s

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? What are classes like in the major I am interested in?

and show your support of Montana students go

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? What is your institution?s specialty, or what makes your school unique?

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? How large is your campus and student population? How large is the surrounding community?

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? What is the typical size of the freshman class, and how difficult are first choice and core classes to get into?

www.MontanaColleges.com. Once you register

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? What is the cost breakdown of your school and is financial aid available?

scholarship and also save you lots of time since

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? What kind of on-campus and off campus living options are available?

college table. See you at the fair in your area in

at the fair; but instead, be selective in what you choose based on what you will actually use and look at later. ? Don?t just follow your friends around to the tables they want to visit. Be adventurous! Have fun! ?

? Don?t sit outside the fair unless you have seen everything you need to see.

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? How can I arrange for an on campus visit?

Each fair will have an opportunity to win a $1,000

some idea of the types of colleges that

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admission / scholarship potential.

are respectful, polite, and well-mannered!

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? When do I need to apply for admission, financial aid, and scholarships?

interviewing you and taking notes for

scholarship if you take this seriously and ?

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the college fair.

? Don?t just let the brochures and info pile upon the floor of your bedroom.

REPRESENT MONTANA & YOURHIGHSCHOOL WITHCLASS!

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? What are the costs of housing and food services?

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? What extracurricular and club activities does your campus offer?

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? Do you provide career placement services for your graduates?

You are representing Montana! Your attitude and representation at the Fair could encourage a college to come back again next year or also cause them to never want to come back to visit Montana high schools. Thank you for being

local college fair to show your support! Donate a dollar to the student scholarships or post your support on Facebook. To join this celebration to: www.SupportMontanaStudents.org.

REMIINDER: | REGISTERONLINEBEFORETHEFAIR | PRINT YOURBARCODE Do not forget to register before the fair @ you will then print the bar code to bring to the fair. This will get you into a drawing for a $1,000 you won't have to fill out contact cards at each September!

wel ook forwardtoseeingyouat thefair!

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COMPARISON CHECKLIST COLLEGE A GENERAL SCHOOL INFORMATION Official Nam e City an d State Pu bl ic or Pr ivate Adm ission Office Con tact In for m ation Stu den t Body | Co-Ed, Al l Fem al e, Al l M al e

ENROLLMENT / SIZE Total Stu den t En r ol l m en t Total Un der gr adu ate En r ol l m en t Total Gr adu ate En r ol l m en t Nu m ber of Residen t Stu den ts Nu m ber of Ou t-of-State Stu den ts Nu m ber of In ter n ation al Stu den ts

LOCATION/ ENVIRONMENT Distan ce fr om H om e Sch ool Settin g (Ur ban / Ru r al ) Location an d Size of Near est City Near est Air por t

ADMISSIONREQUIREMENTS Deadl in e Gr ades an d Tests Requ ir ed Aver age Test Scor es, GPA, Ran k Pr ocess for Adm ission

ACADEMICS You r m ajor offer ed Special Requ ir em en ts Accr editation Typical Cl ass Size Stu den t-Facu l ty Ratio

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COLLEGE C


COLLEGE A

COLLEGE B

COLLEGE C

COST An n u al Tu ition , Fees, Room an d Boar d Estim ated Total Bu dget Appl ication Fee an d Deposits

FINANCIAL AID Deadl in e Requ ir ed For m s Per cen t of Stu den ts Receivin g Aid Sch ol ar sh ip Pr ocess an d Avail abil ity

HOUSING Residen ce H al l Requ ir em en t Desir ed Residen ce H al l Off-Cam pu s Option s M eal Pl an Detail s

STUDENT LIFE Cl u bs an d Or gan ization s Gr eek Life Ath l etics, In tr am u r al s Per for m in g Ar ts Oth er

STUDENT SERVICES Tu tor in g Car eer Ser vices Academ ic Advisin g H eal th Ser vice Option s Cou n sel in g Ser vices

CAMPUS VISITS Best Tim e to Visit H ow to Ar r an ge a Visit Special Visit Pr ogr am s or Oppor tu n ities

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majors, an impressive library, and lots to do?

Location

from your friend?s priorities. However, there are some

? ? Or would you prefer a small college where you

? ? Which part of the country would you like to

things that all students should consider. Read through

know everyone?s name?

experience?

the sample list of criteria provided here. If something is

Admission

? ? Do you want a city or small town setting?

? ? What does the school require for admission?

? ? Do you want to stay close to home,

Your priorities for college selection will likely be different

important to you, make sure you include it in your own list. Here is a good list to start with!

? ? What does the school look for in prospective

SELECTIONCRITERIA

so you can visit frequently?

students?

HousingandResources

? ? What are your chances of being accepted?

If you plan to live on campus, make sure you

Curricul um

Facilities

? ? What do you want to study?

? ? What would you like to see on or near your

check out the quality of the dorm life. Do not forget to check on the meal plan options.

college campus? ? ? Do you have a specific subject in mind, like art or music, or do you want a more general education?

needs in the dining halls? ? ? Are restaurants, shops, and health clubs important to you?

? ? Do you want a range of potential majors and study programs?

? ? What about laundry rooms?

? ? Are you interested in a career that requires

? ? Where?s the computer lab(s)?

professional certification, and does the school provide

? ? Does the campus provide for special dietary

Retention& GraduateRates ? ? Retention rate is the percentage of students who stay for four years. ? ? Graduation rate is the percent who actually

? ? Where?s the library and research facilities?

graduate within four years.

? ? What about transportation on and around

? ? Both rates tell you whether students are

campus?

satisfied with their experience at the school and

that necessary training? ? ? Do you want to take advantage of special programs like study abroad and internships?

Qual ityof Education

Campus Life

get the support they need.

Cost

? ? How is life outside the classroom? ? ? How much contact do you want with your professors?

? ? How much can you afford? ? ? What special interest groups, activities, and fraternities/sororities do you want to be involved?

? ? How much does it matter to you whether

offer?

professors or graduate students teach your courses?

? ? Are they active in campus life?

? ? How involved do you want to be in research and

? ? What about Campus Security?

learning outside of the classroom?

Size ? ? How large or small a school do you want? ? ? Do you prefer large lectures with hundreds of students or small classes with lots of student participation? ? ? Do you want to be on a big campus with many

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? ? What kinds of financial aid does the school

Others ? ? In addition to these and others you come up

? ? What is the local community like?

with, you might also want to consider several

? ? How safe is the campus and surrounding

other questions.

neighborhood?

? ? What percentage of applicants is accepted?

? ? Athletics -- Does the school offer intramural and

What are the average test scores and grade point

varsity sports?

average of the students?

? ? How are the sports facilities?

? ? What services are offered for job placement or career guidance?


SELECTION CRITERIA CAMPUS VISIT TIPS

interest (academic area, extracurricular interests) so the admission staff can plan a more meaningful

DETERMININGQUALITY

visit for you. The only way to truly get a feel for a

W hat is Accreditation?

college campus is to actually visit.

? ? Review the publications (view book, catalog,

If you haven?t taken the time to narrow

and web site) before you attend the visit. That

your choices, campus visits can be challenging

information will help you develop a list of

One way to help determine overall quality of a

because you:

questions and issues you would like to discuss.

college or university is to make sure it is

? ? May not have time to get to all the campuses.

? ? Plan to spend at least half a day (a full day is

that education provided by institutions of higher

preferable) at each college.

education meets acceptable levels of quality.

accredited. The goal of accreditation is to ensure

? ? You may not be able to afford a visit to each

Because there is no centralized authority

campus, and you won?t be able to distinguish the campuses when you have too many to chose from. Your best bet is to narrow your choices and visit your top 3-6 schools.

Inadditiontoatour of campus, youshoul d trytodothefol l owing: ? ? Attend a class to get an idea of typical size,

Goal s of aCampus Visit

teaching style, and academic atmosphere.

exercising control over colleges and universities in the United States, institutions can vary widely in the character and quality of their programs. Therefore, accreditation is one way to protect the quality of education at various colleges and universities.

? ? Meet with the Financial Aid staff. ? ? Meet with an admissions staff member and any other important staff or faculty (financial aid officer, faculty member, etc..). ? ? Get a feeling for the academic and social atmosphere.

? ? Obtain a school calendar and catalog, if available. ? ? Browse through the library and other facilities you will use (recreation facility, dorms, dining halls, bookstore, etc.).

? ? See the facilities to be used for study, living, recreation, etc.

? ? Engage students (other than the tour guide) in conversation.

Types of Educational Accreditation In st it u t ion al: Overall, the institution is meeting its objectives. Specialized / Pr ogr am m at ic: Normally applies to programs, departments, or schools that are parts of an institution.

? ? Talk with students currently attending the school. ? ? Spend some time in the student center or ? ? Check out the surrounding community in which

student union to get a feel for the campus

the college is located.

community.

For MoreInformationAbout Accreditation

? ? Spend some time in the outside

Inorder tomakethemost of your campus visit, youshoul dspendsometimepl anningyour stay.

community--eat at a restaurant, do some

You should always make sure that the school you

shopping, tour the surrounding neighborhoods.

are interested in is accredited by a recognized accrediting agency. It is one way to ensure that

? ? Read the school and local newspapers and

you?ll get what you pay for. To check regional and

browse the bulletin boards around campus.

national accrediting agencies that are recognized

students like to just ?show up? on campus when the

? ? Keep notes on your visit and discuss your

by the U.S. Secretary of Education, visit:

time is good for them. If you haven?t taken the time to

impressions with your parents and/or counselor.

http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation

? ? Make arrangements for a visit well in advance (preferably two or three weeks ahead of time). Many

notify someone that you are visiting, you will probably not get to see and do all you hoped to do. ? ? Inform the college of your special areas of

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WHAT ARE YOUR

INTERESTS? Another way to think about what you are good at is to figure out how you are smart. Everyone is smart in different ways. You could be good with words, numbers, pictures, athletics, or music. You might have a gift for working with people or a special love of nature. Most people are gifted in more than one of these areas, but usually have a couple of areas in which they really shine. And knowing how you shine can lead to the kinds of careers that would most interest you. Use the checklist below to discover the ways you are smart.

WHAT AREYOUR INTERESTS?

MATHSMART

? ? I enjoy doing puzzles and mazes.

CHECK IF YOUR ANSWER IS YES

? ? I like taking things apart and putting them back together.

? ? I do math easily in my head.

PICTURE SM ART TOTAL # OF CHECKS_________

? ? I love science, especially doing experiments. ? ? I think numbers are fascinating. ? ? I love to organize information on charts.

MUSICSMART

? ? I love solving mysteries.

CHECK IF YOUR ANSWER IS YES

? ? I enjoy games like chess and checkers.

? ? I enjoy singing.

? ? I ask a lot of questions about how things work.

? ? I enjoy listening to music.

? ? I like discovering how computers work and I use computers for more than playing games.

? ? I play an instrument. ? ? I easily remember melodies and tunes.

? ? I enjoy figuring out riddles or brainteasers.

W ORDSMART

? ? I look for patterns in everything, from numbers to facts to nature to human behavior.

M ATH SM ART TOTAL # OF CHECKS_________

CHECK IF YOUR ANSWER IS YES ? ? I love to read. ? ? I love telling and hearing stories.

PICTURESMART

? ? I make up or write my own songs or raps. ? ? I sing to myself when thinking or doing tasks. ? ? I always notice sounds around me, like birds singing, rain falling, clocks ticking, traffic, construction, and other sounds in daily life.

? ? I write stories or poetry.

CHECK IF YOUR ANSWER IS YES

? ? I can always tell when music sounds off-key.

? ? I enjoy learning foreign languages.

? ? I love working with art materials such as paper, paint, markers, or clay.

? ? I can read music.

? ? I daydream a lot.

? ? I can hear the different instruments when listening to music.

? ? I think in pictures and easily see objects in my mind.

M USIC SM ART TOTAL # OF CHECKS_________

? ? I have a great vocabulary. ? ? I am good at spelling. ? ? I enjoy talking about ideas. ? ? I have a good memory for names and facts. ? ? I enjoy playing word games like word scrambles, Scrabble, or crossword puzzles. ? ? I have fun playing with words? puns, tongue twisters, rhymes, or rap.

WORD SM ART TOTAL # OF CHECKS_________

? ? I enjoy building things. ? ? I notice styles, colors, and details of cars, clothes, hairstyles, bikes, furniture, packaging, and other everyday things.

CHECK IF YOUR ANSWER IS YES

? ? I draw and doodle a lot.

? ? I always look forward to physical education class.

? ? I learn better from pictures, maps, charts, and slides than from books.

? ? I like to move around and be active.

? ? I am good at reading maps and finding my way around unfamiliar places.

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BODYSMART

? ? I learn physical skills quickly and easily. ? ? I do well in one or more sports. ? ? I love doing things like mechanics, carpentry, hair braiding, sewing,


typing, or working with clay or other things I can do with my hands. ? ? I like to act in plays. ? ? I am good at imitating the way other people move and talk. ? ? I move, tap, or fidget while I think, study, or read.

NATURESMART

RESULTS |

CHECK IF YOUR ANSWER IS YES

WHAT I COULDBE?

? ? I like animals. ? ? I am good at growing plants.

? ? I am a good dancer.

? ? I care about recycling, animal protection, saving the oceans or the rain forests, reducing litter, and other nature and environmental causes.

? ? I enjoy karate, bike riding, cheer-leading, skate boarding, ice/roller skating, gymnastics, surfing, rock climbing, or other physical hobbies.

? ? I like going to parks, zoos, and aquariums.

BODY SM ART TOTAL # OF CHECKS_________

PEOPLESMART CHECK IF YOUR ANSWER IS YES ? ? I make friends easily. ? ? I always offer help or give advice when someone needs it.

? ? I enjoy taking care of pets either at home or in the classroom. ? ? I notice trees, squirrels, clouds, nests, plants, rock formations, and other parts of nature whenever I am outside. ? ? I like to learn about plants, animals, volcanoes, weather, the ocean, the environment, or other subjects about nature. ? ? I like to collect leaves, bugs, rocks, seashells, feathers, or other objects found in nature.

? ? I am always organizing activities for my friends and me.

? ? I sometimes think I can relate to animals as well as or better than I relate to people.

? ? I like to volunteer for causes that help other people.

? ? I can recognize and name many kinds of plants and animals.

? ? I enjoy group activities and lively conversations.

NATURE SM ART TOTAL # OF CHECKS_________

? ? I can guess how people are feeling just by looking at them. ? ? I know how to get people excited about working together on various projects. ? ? I prefer to study and play with others rather than by myself. ? ? I am good at helping friends resolve conflicts. ? ? I like to tutor other classmates or younger brothers and sisters.

PEOPLE SM ART TOTAL # OF CHECKS_________

Now that you have figured out some of the ways that you are smart, use that information to think about career options. The chart below has some suggestions to get you started. The section(s) with the highest total score(s) are your areas of natural strength and interest! Wor d Sm ar t | advertiser, journalist, librarian, poet, radio or TV announcer, web editor, lawyer, movie script writer, public speaker, English teacher, author, talk show host, translator, etc. M at h Sm ar t | accountant, astronaut, chemist, computer programmer, forensic scientist, automotive design, inventor, mathematician, software engineer, pharmacist, science teacher, video game designer, etc. Pict u r e Sm ar t | computer animator, graphic designer, artist, architect, fashion designer, cartoonist, movie director, photographer, map maker, urban planner, web developer, airline pilot, interior decorator, etc. Body Sm ar t | physical therapist , auto mechanic, dancer, sculptor, actor, physical education teacher, construction worker, athlete, surgeon, choreographer, dentist, sign language translator, computer repairer, etc. M u sic Sm ar t | audio-video technician, music critic, singer, music therapist, song writer, musician, sound engineer for recording studio, music teacher, speech and hearing therapist, TV broadcast technician, movie sound effects artist, composer, music producer, etc. People Sm ar t | manager, business person, counselor, social worker, training specialist, politician, police officer, researcher of human origins, clergy person, nurse, school principal, college admissions officer, etc. Nat u r e Sm ar t | astronomer, veterinarian, environmental scientist, bug scientist, wildlife illustrator, ocean scientist, environmental lawyer, volcano scientist, forest management specialist, plant scientist, agricultural engineer, zoo keeper, weather scientist, etc. Excerpted from You?re Smarter Than You Think! A Kid?s Guide to Multiple Intelligences. Used with permission of Free Spirit Publishing, Inc., Minneapolis, MN; 1-800-735-7323; www.freespirit.com. | All rights reserved.

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Thank you to MCIS and Pathways for their team help in sharing this information.

TRAININGRESEARCH

RESEARCHYOURSELF

Whatever you choose, you?ll be able to interact with

5 STEPS TOTAKE!

professionals who work in that field and have a

RESEARCHCAREERS BEFORETHE COLLEGEFAIR To get the most out of a College Fair it is important to prepare in advance. Using the following tools will help

great background to answer your questions. This way you will see first-hand what they do on a daily basis. To find out more about jobs and the training and education that is required to reach your occupational dream, try using the Montana Career Information System (MCIS) to aid in your research. To access this tool visit: www.mtcis.intocareers.org

you figure out what career interest you have. These tips will also help you decide which colleges you want to talk to at the College Fair and the types of questions

DISCOVERINGJOBSKILLS

you want to ask the school representatives.

OCCUPATIONAL RESEARCH& JOBOUTLOOK the odds of getting a job in that field? Will there be plenty of jobs available when you are ready to graduate from college, or will those positions be highly competitive? You can find the answers to these questions at the U.S. Department of Labor which publishes 10-year projections for U.S. workers in its Occupational Outlook Handbook. For more research on job outlook check out : www.bls.gov

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reserved? Thoughtful or impulsive? Outgoing? Logical? Sensitive? Your personality traits are significant factors in determining which careers are best suited to you. Take a personality inventory test like the Myers-Briggs Type IndicatorÂŽ (MBTI). Talk to your Guidance Counselor to find out more about personality inventories.

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Det er m in e You r In t er est s: Ask yourself some

questions like: What makes you happy? If you had spare time, what would you do? Do you like to read? What are your hobbies?

In your research, you may discover you need to

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develop some important job skills depending on

that everyone calls when they have a problem? Do you excel in sports? Can you take apart a motor, put it back together, and have no extra parts? In English Literature class are you able to easily find the meaning by the author?

your career choice. You may be able to gain these skills in your high school classes. However, it is likely that the skills you will require for many jobs in the future will be gained in college or by on-the-job

What does the future hold for your interests? What are

1 Exam in e You r Per son alit y: Are you shy or

training. One way to find out about a job is to ?shadow? someone in the field. If you are looking to go into medicine, volunteer at your local hospital. If you want to be an auto mechanic, find a job at a local repair shop. Whatever you choose, you?ll be able to interact with professionals who work in that field and have a great background to answer your questions. This way you will see first-hand what they do on a daily basis.

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Th in k Abou t You r Sk ills: Are you the friend

Tak e an Apt it u de Test : Beyond just answering

these questions and asking yourself others like them, you can also learn more about your career-related (or ?vocational?) skills by taking an aptitude test. One thorough test is the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude test (ASVAB). Talk to your Guidance Counselor about taking this test.

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Use You r Resou r ces: Guidance Counselors are

trained to help you get to know yourself. Teachers can provide great experiences about their college and career choices as well. Talk to your parents and other relatives about their jobs, and how they got


them. Don?t overlook your friend?s parents, for they can offer a different perspective about your future as well.

VISIT ONLINE FORMORE CAREERTOOLS

AFEWCAREERSTEPS & TIPS

WHAT IS MCIS?

four-year college path, certification programs,

MCIS is a comprehensive career exploration

service, this program promotes the

According to Allison Cheston of FoxNews.com,

website that helps students and adults plan careers

connection between education and

high school students who work part-time,

that match their skills, interests and financial goals.

workforce/economic development by offering

volunteer or do internships usually find a

MCIS includes assessments, 579 occupations, and

a seamless transition from high school to

successful career path by their late 20?s. Cheston

information on thousands of colleges and

career or occupation preparation.

writes that there are five things a student should

universities as well as financial aid. MCIS is

know about careers as soon as possible. Those

available at no cost to all Montanans and can be

WHAT IS PATHW AYS? The Pathways Program helps prepare students for all the avenues they might pursue following high school. Whether it be a two or

five things are: -

Whatever you find interesting is a clue to your career path.

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used in every phase of a person?s career.

Having a mentor is critical to career

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success. Find one early. -

Internships are the best way to be exposed to possible careers.

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Networking is still a great way to find a job.

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Make researching career options a priority.

apprenticeships, formal job training or military

WHAT TOOLS DOES PATHW AYS OFFERTOHELPSTUDENTS? Academic and career counseling help students and their parents make informed decisions about which Pathway to pursue. To access

MCIS offers interest assessments, skills

career counseling tools and labor market

assessments, occupation, education, financial aid

information go to:

information, and a resume writer. It includes a course planner, application tracker and interview preparation materials.

http://www.dualenroll.mus.edu http://mus.edu/BigSkyPathways

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THE APPLICATION PROCESS We are celebrating 29 years of helping students connect to so many amazing options after high school. Join us for another year of Montana College Fairs!

WHENSHOULDYOUBEGIN SUBMITTINGADMISSION APPLICATIONS? Check deadlines for each school you will apply to.

THE APPLICATION PROCESS

Some dates are ?suggested? or ?priority? and others

Applying to schools means more than just filling

REMEMBER!

in forms. You need to understand each school?s requirements, gather information, meet

are ?absolute.? Make sure you allow for extra time

WHAT DOAPPLICATIONS USUALLY REQUIRE? A completed and timely form is so important. Make sure you know and follow all deadlines! At many colleges if the deadline is not met, this alone can eliminate your application from review.

to request forms and transcripts, to get letters of recommendations, and to write essays if requested.

Often, applying for financial aid is a separate application

Official HighSchool Transcripts The transcript is your official high school academic record. Check with your guidance counselor to find out what you need to do to get transcripts sent to your selected colleges. There may be a minimal

deadlines, and pay a fee for each submitted

process! It starts with filling out the Free Application for

application.

Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Even if you think you don?t

charge for sending these out. Remember, you are

qualify for aid, be sure to complete the FAFSA? Many

not the only student who needs a transcript, so

scholarship programs depend on FAFSA information!

keep in mind time constraints and deadlines.

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Official StandardizedTest Scores

Essay

APPLICATIONTIPS

When you took the standardized tests (ACT or SAT),

Essay questions on applications help admissions?

? Determine what is required for each school

you probably listed on the test form the names of

officers understand your motivations, creativity,

including the application fee.

several colleges. The testing organization forwards

and personality. That is why it?s important to start

your scores directly to those colleges. If you decide

writing your essays as early as possible. Make your

to apply to other colleges after you have taken the

essays personal, but stay within the guidelines. Be

test, you need to contact the testing organization

sure you answer the question being asked!

and supply the new college?s information. For a small fee they will forward your test scores to that new college. For more information visit:

? Create a list of tasks associated with each school?s requirements. ? Assign a time-line to each task (begin and end date). ? Check off each task as you complete it.

www.collegeboard.com (SAT) and

? Keep copies of everything you submit and

www.actstudent.org (ACT)

organize it in a filing folder or something similar.

Letters of Recommendation Two letters of recommendation are usually required for your application. Request recommendations from people who know your strengths. Teachers and counselors are usually the best choices. An employer or community leader can be another option if he or she knows you well and can emphasize your good qualities and achievements.

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WHAT'S AFTERHIGH SCHOOL? Thank you to the Montana University System for sharing the following information. For more resources visit: w w w.m u s.edu

W hyGoToCol l ege? Where do you expect to be in five years or ten years, and what do you want out of life? By attending college, you start to answer these important questions. Here are a few reasons why you should go to college, so you can answer these life questions.

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EducationPays

Having the college experiences allows you to explore and broaden your interests, pursue your goals, meet new people, achieve self-discovery and figure out what your calling is.

Experts who have researched the performance and job success of college graduates have concluded that, nationwide, four year college degree holders earned roughly 40% more than high school graduates earned the same year. The further you educate yourself, the higher your earning potential will be. Education pays higher earnings and lower unemployment rates. (see below)

FindaJob& Increase EarningPotential More and more jobs require education beyond high school. Many employers require a college degree; it shows that a person knows how to start something, work at it, and see it through to the end. In this competitive job market, it's one more thing that can set a person apart from other non-degree holding applicants.

Source: http://www.bls.gov/emp/ep_chart_001.htm


ExperienceGreater Job Satisfaction Going to college opens many doors to the working world. With a college education, you choose the career field you plan to major in throughout your college years and determine your career path. Most people report job satisfaction when they are working in a field they enjoy and when there is higher earning potential. Higher earning potential are more often found with jobs requiring a college degree. The four years in higher education will broaden your horizon, lead you to self-discovery, and open many doors for you in the future. Your earning potential will be larger and you will have an edge over those without degrees. College is a time to test yourself and to see what you can achieve. Give yourself every opportunity possible to succeed and pursue your dreams. After all, a college education is an investment in YOU! Cr edit s t o M US Websit e: Why Go To College ? www.mus.edu/Prepare/Prepare/ Why_Go_To_College.asp

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FINANCIAL AIDTIPS Thank you to Reach Higher Montana for sharing the following information. For more resources visit: w w w.Reach High er M on t an a.or g

10 Steps to Financial Aid 1.

Apply to a university or college by the school deadline.

2.

Search for scholarships. Keep track of the details and deadlines.

3.

Complete the FAFSA at fafsa.gov after Oct 1. Check the school?s priority filing date.

4.

Receive award notification from the school (may be paper or electronic).

5.

Respond to the award notification by accepting, rejecting or accepting a reduced amount of financial aid.

6. 7.

Finish entrance counseling if accepting a loan.

If accepting student loans, complete and sign a master promissory note.

8.

Follow the school?s procedures to confirm attendance so that financial aid can be applied to charges.

9.

Make payment arrangements for any outstanding balances due to the school.

10.

If receiving a credit refund, set up a budget for the school term.

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Financial AidHel p & Resources Preparing for and being successful in college requires a concerted effort on the part of Montana students and families. Matched savings accounts, scholarship searches and applications, Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) completion, financial education, and more are part of that process. Reach Higher Montana is here to help by providing inspiration and guiding the way for students with ambitions of pursuing postsecondary education. Do more. Be more. Reach Higher Montana.

CommunityOutreach Reach Higher Montana has advisors located in seven communities throughout Montana to help students and families overcome barriers and reach their educational goals. To reach one of our advisors, call (877) COLG4ME and follow the prompts.

FAFSACompl etion Reach Higher Montana offers FAFSA awareness and support through its advisors and Reach Higher Montana College Goal events and activities.

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Financial Education Reach Higher Montana advisors deliver free financial education to classrooms and youth groups throughout the state. In addition, they deliver the Montana Money Magic program, a financial literacy and matched savings program that helps qualifying students earn a 3-to-1 match on their personal savings to pay for educational expenses.

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BLACKFEET COMMUNITY COLLEGE Remember our past, build our future. Our Vision Statement Tsi-ksi-ka-ta-pi-wa-tsin –Blackfeet Way of Knowing: Blackfeet culture/spirituality in philosophy, thought, and action Nin-na-wa-tsin – Being a Leader: Professionalism, integrity, and responsibility in human interaction Ini-yimm – Respect: Respect for one’s self, all other people, all ideas and each thing in the natural world. Ni-ta-pi-pa-ta-pi-tsin – Living in a Good Way: Honest in all thoughts and actions. Ii-yi-kah-kii-ma-tsin – Trying Hard: Commitment, Dedication, and Sincerity in the pursuit of all our goals. Aoh-kan-otah-tomo – Accepting Everyone: Embracing the unique talents and contributions of each individual. Ii-ta-mii-pa-ta-pi-yoip – Happy Living: Humor, laughter and enjoyment of life.

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Fort Peck Community College has an “open door” admissions policy. Anyone who is seventeen (17) years or older who can benefit from the College’s educational offerings and services will be admitted. FPCC does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, religion, creed, disability, marital status, veteran status, national origin, gender or sexual orientation in the education programs which it delivers.

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MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY

Big Ideas & Bold Adventures in Bozeman, Montana

Montana State University transforms lives through hands-on learning, innovative research discoveries and global engagement opportunities. Montana’s premier university • Fastest growing university • Choose from more than 225 programs

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Montana Tech possesses an internationally esteemed, century-old tradition of excellence in higher education. Specializing in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines, any Ă&#x20AC;HOGRIVWXG\\RX choose at Montana Tech will lead you toward success. Our students learn in state-of-the-art facilities performing hands-on work relevant to todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s industries.

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SCC is a two-year tribal college that delivers post-secondary educational              

  importance of preserving the Chippewa Cree language, culture and history.

Stone Child College 8294 Upper Box Elder Road Box Elder, MT 59521 Phone: 406.395.4875 Fax: 406.395.4836

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Come explore a remarkably different kind of university. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s true. We are different. In fact, Montana Western is the only public four-year institution offering an innovative approach to learning we call Experience One or X1 for short. You take a single class at a time, three hours each day for three weeks, then move on to the next. You focus. You concentrate. And most importantly you learn by doing in hands-on, real-world situations. We offer plenty of assistance outside the classroom to ensure your success and provide a wide range of financial support to help you afford the ever-increasing cost of education. Discover the Montana Western difference. Campus tours are available year-round by calling 877-683-7331. Or visit us on the web at umwestern.edu.

Experience One is only at Montana Western.


Lommasson Center 101

Missoula, MT 59812

(406) 243-6266 or (800) 462-8636

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81 4,395 degrees Students offered

Top Education Program in the Region

Top 5% Worldwide School of Business

NCAA Division II

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VALUE EXPERIENCE

STUDENTS

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$3,912

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RATIO

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Explore Outside the Classroom:

Affordable tuition for out-of-state students.

$6,520 Includes Out-Of-State Tuition, Fees, Room and Board

60+ Campus Clubs & Organizations Intramurals Music & Theater Performance 11 NCAA Division II Athletic Teams NIRA Rodeo Team 50,000 Acres of National Forest Small Town U.S.A

Quick Facts: Founded:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1911

per semester*

Institution Type: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Publicly supported, open enrollment

Find out more at csc.edu/cost

Location: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chadron, Nebraska

*In addition to these fixed costs, there are variable costs. Students will need to plan for expenses such as books, supplies, transportation and personal expenses. The total amount of these variable costs will depend upon individual taste and lifestyles. All costs are subject to change without notice by the Nebraska State College System Board of Trustees.

$1,000,000+

in Scholarship Awards

Academics – Athletics – Visual & Performing Arts Scholarship Application Deadline: January 15 More information at csc.edu/scholarships

Enrollment:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Approximately 3,000 from throughout the U.S. and many countries worldwide Degree Levels:. . . . . . . . . . . Undergraduate (bachelor’s) and Graduate (master’s) Majors and Programs:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . More than 60 undergraduate programs and 13 graduate programs Student-Faculty Ratio: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19-1 Average Class Size: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Mascot: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Eagles

Chadron State College is an equal opportunity institution. CSC does not discriminate against any student, employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, or age in employment and education opportunities, including but not limited to admission decisions. The College has designated an individual to coordinate the College’s nondiscrimination efforts to comply with regulations implementing Title VI, VII, IX, and Section 504. Inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies and practices may be directed to Anne DeMersseman, Title VI, VII, IX Compliance Coordinator, Chadron State College, 1000 Main St., Chadron, NE 69337, 308-432-6224; email: titleixcoordinator@csc.edu.

Visit Campus Meet Students Tour Campus Academic Advising Lunch

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Gillette College is a state-of-the-art learning environment with a 16 to 1 student to faculty ratio. #1 fastest growing 2-year college in the Rocky Mountain Region! Visit us at www.gillettecollege.org and click on the â&#x20AC;&#x153;VISIT USâ&#x20AC;? link.

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Your degree will be

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MONTANA ACADEMY OF SALONS A State-Of-The-Art Training Facility

Built For Your Success Learn the latest techniques, trends and styles in cosmetology, barbering, esthecs, manicuring, massage therapy and teacher training. Be empowered to develop your skills and hone your creavity in a real-world learning environment. Open doors to endless opportunies including placement in top salons.

Be Inspired! Shape Your Own Success. Upon graduaon, you will have the ability to take a licensing exam and then pursue the many excing careers this industry has to oďŹ&#x20AC;er, including salon manager, owner and educator. The opportunies are endless!

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NDSUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s faculty are leaders in their ďŹ elds who educate our students to create solutions to national and global challenges that will shape a better world.

14,516 students (fall 2015)

100 majors

800 faculty

17:1 student : faculty ratio

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Whyy NOT Why NO O ? ƒ Montanans automatically qualify for the WUE scholarship (over $3,000) as well as many other scholarship opportunities ƒ Annual costs around $9,700 (tuition, fixed fees and room/board)

ƒ Five residence halls ƒ Two apartment complexes

ƒ Faculty/student ratio 1/12 ƒ More faculty have doctorates than national community college average ƒ Travel opportunities in the U.S. and abroad ƒ Intercollegiate athletics – Basketball, Rodeo, Soccer, Volleyball and Wrestling ƒ FREE online application

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434 E. Poindexter Street Dillon, MT 59725 Located at the University of Montana Western

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* Financial aid is available for those who qualify. For consumer information visit pmi.edu/consumerinfo


"The MSU and Summit Aviation team made my dream job my real job." -Mike Schwahn, Corporate Jet Captain

THERE HAS NEVER BEEN A BETTER TIME TO BECOME A PILOT AT MSU. - Current global pilot shortage with excellent job placement. - Voted Outstanding Flight School by the Aircraft Owner's and Pilot's Association. - State-of-the-art Diamond aircraft with an impeccable safety record. - Live and train in beautiful Bozeman, MT, with skiing, fishing, and hiking just out your door. - Associate and bachelor's degree options available. MORE INFO AT

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